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Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich tests positive for COVID-19. Then returns negative test.

The Polish international wouldn’t have been able to represent his country, but it looks like he now will.

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Mateusz Klich has been getting rested more and more this season as his form has dipped.
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Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich tested positive for COVID-19 this morning, but has since returned a negative test.

Reports said that Klich was not showing any symptoms of the virus but wouldn’t have been able to face either Bulgaria or England where he would have faced-off against teammate Kalvin Phillips in midfield. However, it now looks as if he will be able to play in these games after all.

Klich has been struggling with his fitness recently outside of anything COVID related and commented on his fitness in an interview with the Polish press saying:

“Minor ones (injuries) started to happen to me. From overload, from intensity. My joints don’t hurt yet, I’m only 30, but something hurts.“

It is more than likely that this has come from the demands of the Leeds coaching staff with Klich being the most consistent fixture to Bielsa’s team for two years. Now, Klich has been getting rested and his dip in form seems to come from a difficulty with fitness.